Elderly design principles


I attended another DesignSingapore Council workshop called “Empathetic Ageing with Technology” and design consultants from Orcadesign and Supracopula from Singapore shared the 18 elderly design principles which “serve as a guide in the creation of empathetic solutions that can be easily accepted and used by the elderly”.

Here are the 18 elderly design principles (in a card format) along with two initiatives that have come out with that specific principle in mind (these have been published with permission):

ADAPTING FOR DIGNIFIED EXPERIENCES:

1) Catering for variability:

2) Remove anxiety:

3) Reassure capability:

ENGAGING SENSES & EMOTIONS:

1) Exercise the senses:

2) Heighten emotional experiences:

3) Respond empathetically:

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES FOR SUPPORT:

1) Spark conversations:

2) Activate support:

3) Sustain connections:

EMPOWERING INDEPENDENT LIVING:

1) Provide familiarity:

2) Nurture confidence:

3) Revive agency:

ENCOURAGING CONTRIBUTION:

1) Highlight value:

2) Motivate action:

3) Celebrate contribution:

ALLOWING POTENTIAL FULFILLMENT:

1) Stimulate discovery:

2) Support learning:

3) Inspire mastery:

 


 

 

 

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